President Bruce Silcott and the officers of the association would like to welcome you to our association.
The association was founded in 1874 at Ada, Ohio. Article I of the Constitution and By-Laws of the association states that: 

"The object of this association shall be to create and maintain a brotherly and fraternal feeling by banding together such volunteer, part-paid, paid firefighters as may be carried on the rolls of fire companies or fire departments, to work for the education of its members in the advancement of their chosen duty of firefighting, fire prevention and rescue work; to hold a Conference annually for the promotion of friendship among the members; and to seek protection for fighters and their dependents through adequate legislation." 

Please feel free to e-mail us for information about our association. Members and Associate Members, please feel free to send us information on your department or business or events. We will gladly post them on our site. 

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Posted On March 22, 2018
The 2018 NOVFA Pre-Convention is fast approaching. The event will be held on April 21st in Put-In-Bay. Chief Micheal McCann and his staff are looking forward to seeing everyone. Below is a copy of the event information that was sent out to all our members. Please be advised that due to the event on the island, early registration if you are spending the night is recommended.


Posted On March 5, 2018

The 30 day grace period for the Charity Fund has started on March 1st. Dues must be paid by March 31st or your department will be dropped from the fund. Membership cost is $1 per member for those entered in 2017 and $3 per member for new members. After March 31st any members from 2017 will have to pay the $3 per member. Please check the Charity Fund Page to see if you are listed for 2018. 

We still have departments that have not paid their regular membership dues for 2018. The cost for membership is $40 per year and must be paid for entry into the Charity Fund. Please check the Members Page to see if your department is listed. 

With the Regional Fire School on March 10th & 11th at Bowling Green State University, please feel free to bring your dues into the officers table for payment.

The Officers and Directors would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Association.

Posted on January 30, 2018
The Association is announcing the opening of the following positions with in our Charity Fund. Both positions are appointed by the Board of Directors of the association. A brief listing of duties are listed below the positions. Currently the association uses Microsoft Office in managing the positions. The software and computers are provided by the association. Interested persons should contact Chairman of the Board Jim Tansey by email ( or by phone (419) 706-8458.

Charity Fund Secretary (starting June 17, 2018)

Charity Fund Treasurer (starting April 1, 2018)

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Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association